Learn How to Fill Your Plate--and Lose Weight!

By , Elizabeth Lowry, Staff Writer

We're here to give it to you straight: Losing weight can sometimes be hard work (okay, a lot of the time). You have to worry about portion sizes, eating the right mix of healthy foods, drinking enough water and keeping yourself accountable for what you eat.

What if we said we could serve up weight loss on a silver platter? While we can't exactly deliver it to your door--you still have to do the work--we did break down the facts in an easy-to-follow graphic that puts you on the path to weight loss success. 

Learn how to choose the appropriate plate size and what kinds of foods should fill up each section. If you're sick of the same old food choices, we have options for that, too. Choose from a list of healthy dairy, protein, fruits, vegetables and grain options that will inspire you to eat well and get healthy. 
Discover the secret to eyeballing portion sizes when you're on the go (a ping-pong ball dollop of peanut butter, anyone?) and ideas for swapping calorie- and sugar-laden beverages for water so you can make sure to drink your 64 ounces a day. 

Finally, learn to track your calories, water intake and exercise using the Nutrition Tracker on your desktop or mobile app

Ready to get started? Great! Give our silver platter a go, and let us know what you think!